Men and Women’s Track and Field Wins Big

It was a busy weekend for the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams as athletes were spread across two meets, Penn State National Open and the George Mason Patriot Games.

Athletes attending Penn State embarked on Jan. 27 had strong performances in their respective events.

At Penn State women’s performances included a fifth place finish by Rachel Finn in the pole vault (3.50m,) ninth place performance in the 800m (2:16.90) by Maddie Kole, while Erin Sample contributed a ninth place finish in the shot put (13.09m) and 14th place in the weight throw (14.68.)

Meanwhile, the for the men, Julian Woods finished fourth place in the 60m hurdles (8.09 seconds,) Chris Gabor was sixth in the pole vault (4.50m) and 12th in the long jump, while D.J. Workcuff fished 13th in the long jump.

At George Mason, on Jan. 28, there were also strong performances by both the men and women.

On the women’s end Clarke Hooper won the 800m (2:19.51,) in addition to be apart of the winning 4x400m relay alongside Mariah McLane, Chardane Logan, and Jameela Buchanan. Mclane also finished second in the 400m (59.69) while her teammate in the relay, Logan, finished third in the 500m (1:21.09.) Additional performances included second and third place finished by Shantell Karbegh and Kenedi Facey in the triple jump, a fourth place finish by Jesslyn Manni in the weight throw, a third place finish in the long jump (5.41m) and seventh in the 60m hurdles by Natalia Hinton.

For the men Alexander Devin was second in the shot put (14.25m,) Jonathan Burns finished fifth in the high jump, Todd Sampson seventh in the 60m hurdles and Zachary Delker finished seventh in the weight throw.

The Men’s and Women’s Track teams will return to the track in their meet at Akron on Feb 3 and 4, one of their two remaining meets before the Northeast Conference Championships on Feb. 17 and 18 in Staten Island, NY.  

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